Weekend Window: Our home in Madison, and the town in springtime

I first began visiting Madison, Indiana in the spring. I couldn’t move here yet, because I had to finish my MFA in Pittsburgh, and I was scheduled for a May travel writing trip to Viet Nam. I couldn’t wait to get settled in with Kurt, because it was love at first site as I wandered … More Weekend Window: Our home in Madison, and the town in springtime

Food Friday: Fighting over ravioli at Crystal & Jules. Madison, Indiana

It’s rare when Kurt and I choose the exact same thing on a restaurant menu. Usually he’s steak and pasta to my fish and chicken. I’m wine, he’s a soft drink or Marguerita. And yes, we are that really annoying couple who often orders two different things and halves our plates so we can enjoy … More Food Friday: Fighting over ravioli at Crystal & Jules. Madison, Indiana

American Queen and riverboat dreams. Another adventure in Madison, Indiana

On July 12th I saw my first riverboat.  I’m not talking about a dinner/dance cruise boat, or a yacht, but a Twainian escape from my 2012 landlubber self. I was a kid again, my own female version of Huck Finn. I knew riverboats existed. I’ve been to St. Louis and I’ve lived on and near … More American Queen and riverboat dreams. Another adventure in Madison, Indiana

Creatively Slamming in Madison, Indiana

Okay, okay. I don’t actually know how to “slam” or “jam” or anything remotely cool like that. But I couldn’t pass up going to an event titled “Creative Slam” in Madison, Indiana. The event page on Facebook I was invited to by my new friend and fellow writer JeffRey Phillips, had the following description: Open … More Creatively Slamming in Madison, Indiana

Marla dreams of stealing a hydroplane. Madison Regatta, Part 3 of 3.

Spoiler alert: The Spirit of Qatar wins. I’m not a reporter. I’m a writer who allows herself to focus on a few small things and tell you my observations, my interactions, my thoughts. So it was with the 2012 Lucas Oil Madison Regatta. Except for a few lucky gentleman’s bets on my favorite, Miss Madison, … More Marla dreams of stealing a hydroplane. Madison Regatta, Part 3 of 3.